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European Traineeship in Intellectual Property

European Traineeships in Intellectual Property


UCD Sutherland School of Law students are encouraged to apply now for the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme at the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office). The deadline for applications is 15 March 2022.

This Traineeship Programme is a vehicle for early talent detection among Europe’s brightest and highest-achieving graduates. It targets young, aspiring graduates from several academic backgrounds (IP and non-IP) who will be sponsored by the EUIPO and the EPO for one year-long, paid traineeships.

Each member of the Pan-European Seal is entitled to submit yearly two shortlists, one for the EUIPO and one for the EPO.  An average of 100 trainees are selected from shortlists supplied from all members throughout Europe. Traineeships take place either at the EUIPO or the EPO with a monthly training allowance, as well as other benefits.

Trainees have the opportunity to benefit from on-the-job coaching by staff, as well as online training, e-courses in their field of expertise and language courses in one of the official languages of each office.

Interested UCD students should email Associate Dean, Dr Cliona Kelly at: (opens in a new window)cliona.kelly@ucd.ie for further information.

More Information on the Pan-European Seal Traineeship:

Website: For more information go to (opens in a new window)epo.org/pan-european-seal 

Video: For an insight into the Traineeship Programme and the first-hand experiences of former Trainees at the European Patent Office see(opens in a new window) https://bit.ly/PanEuropeanSealV


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University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.